STATE PA­TROL APOL­O­GIZES FOR SPEEDY CON­VOY

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

The Colorado State Pa­trol is apol­o­giz­ing af­ter a con­voy de­liv­er­ing a flag to the fu­neral of a trooper hit and killed by a driver reached speeds around 100 mph.

A pa­trol cruiser es­corted a pri­vate ve­hi­cle hold­ing the flag, which trav­els to law en­force­ment fu­ner­als around the coun­try, from New Mex­ico to subur­ban Den­ver last week.

The driver of that ve­hi­cle, Chris Heisler, broad­cast video from a dash­cam cam­era and shared GPS in­for­ma­tion.

The footage shows the cruiser weav­ing be­tween lanes, with some drivers strug­gling to get out of its way.

Heisler told KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs that the flag has to get to fu­ner­als as quickly as pos­si­ble and he has never had a wreck es­cort­ing the flag.

Pa­trol Chief Scott Her­nan­dez says the troop­ers’ be­hav­ior was un­ac­cept­able and said an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way.

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